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Guan Eng Under Fire Over Mandarin-Only Statement

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PETALING JAYA- Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has received flak from politicians and Malaysians alike after he had issued a statement in Mandarin – ironically, to defend his use of trilingual statements for certain ministerial matters. Lawyer Azhar Harun said the Federal Constitution guarantees Malaysians the right to use one’s mother tongue language, but pointed…

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Shamsiah Appointed BNM Governor For 5 Years

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus has been appointed as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) for a term of five years effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced today. Lim said the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has been instructed to announce that…

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RM400 Aidilfitri Aid For KAFA Teachers, Mosque Officials

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BUTTERWORTH – The government today an Aidilfitri aid of RM400 for religious and Fardu Ain (KAFA) teachers and mosque officials, comprising the imam, muezzin (bilal) and caretaker (siak) nationwide. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the aid was approved today. “On the order of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, I today approved a contribution…

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Tabung Harapan Collects RM27 Million As Of 9.30am

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GEORGE TOWN – The Tabung Harapan Malaysia, as of 9.30am today, collected RM27 million, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Lim said the latest total collection of the Tabung Harapan Malaysia, which is a community funding initiative launched by Malaysians to help the government pay off debt, would be known by 3pm today. He said…

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Announcement On Bonus For Civil Servants Likely Tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR – Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the announcement on bonus for civil servants in conjunction with Aidilfitri will most likely be made by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tomorrow. “It might be announced by PM tomorrow, so please wait,” he told reporters after attending the Wesak Day celebration at the Maha…

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MOF Queries 1MDB’s Investments Worth US$8.33 Bln

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Finance Ministry (MoF) today raised more questions on investments worth US$8.33 billion (US$1 = RM3.98) made by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) between 2009 and 2013 and asked former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to account for several transactions. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said rather than debating whether 1MDB’s RM6.98…

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Truth On Debt Allows Govt To Take Concrete Action

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PUTRAJAYA – The decision to reveal the truth on Malaysia’s actual debt will enable the government to take concrete action to regularise and strengthen the country’s finances, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Responding to a statement by former prime minister and finance minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who said the disclosure of the…

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Guan Eng Prepared To Be Sued By Arul Kanda

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PUTRAJAYA – Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is prepared to be sued by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) president and chief executive officer (CEO), Arul Kanda Kandasamy on his allegedly unfair and inaccurate statement on the investment company. He, however, reminded the CEO that he was the only one who was currently working for the company…

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1MDB Unable To Repay Debts – Guan Eng

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PUTRAJAYA – 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) directors have confirmed that the company is unable to repay its debts, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said former 1MDB Chief Financial Officer, Azmi Tahir, had written in March to the Ministry of Finance to state that 1MDB would not be able to service its interest due…

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Guan Eng’s Graft Trial Postponed To July 30

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GEORGE TOWN – The corruption case of former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) has been postponed to July 30, while his lawyers are asking for the charges to be dropped. High Court Judge Datuk Hadhariah Syed Ismail fixed the date when the case came up for case management on Monday (May 21). Lim’s…

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No Overlapping Duties Between Economic Affairs And Finance Ministries

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GEORGE TOWN – There will be no overlapping duties between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Finance, according to Finance Minister-designate Lim Guan Eng. “I really don’t think so. The Finance Ministry will be the Finance Ministry, while the Economic Affairs Ministry will be in charge of the policies as the duties undertaken…

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Statement On GST Abolition Is Fake – Guan Eng

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GEORGE TOWN – The Finance Ministry has denied issuing any media statement on the abolition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) effective June 1 that went viral on social media today and it was fake, said Lim Guan Eng, who has been named as the Finance Minister in the Pakatan Harapan government. Lim said no…

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Lim Guan Eng Names Chow Kon Yeow As Penang Chief Minister

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GEORGE TOWN – Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow has been named as the state’s fifth Chief Minister. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who was two-term Penang Chief Minister, made the announcement during a press conference at Komtar on Sunday (May 13). This follows after Lim was named as the Finance Minister by Prime Minister…

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Lim Guan Eng Is New Finance Minister

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GEORGE TOWN – Lim Guan Eng who has been appointed as Finance Minister under the Pakatan Harapan government led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is one of the most vocal politicians in the Dewan Rakyat. The DAP secretary-general, was named as one of Asiaweek’s leaders for the millennium in politics, in 1999. Born in Johor…

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Lim, Phang’s Corruption Case Adjourned To May 21

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GEORGE TOWN – The High Court here today granted the application by the defence for the corruption trial of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon to be adjourned. Justice Datuk Hadhariah Syed Ismail fixed May 21 for continuation of the trial as set earlier after taking into account that Lim…

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Penang: CM Seeks Dissolution Consent From TYT

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GEORGE TOWN – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng arrived at the Yang Dipertua Negeri’s official residence around 8.30 am today. His audience with Head of State Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas at Seri Mutiara here today is believed to be related to consent for dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly. Accompanying him was Penang State…

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Penang Assembly Likely To Disslove Next Week

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GEORGE TOWN – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today he would secure the agreement of Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas next week for the dissolution of the state legislative assembly to have the state elections. He said a meeting of the state executive council would be held prior to his meeting…

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Police Record Lim’s Statement In Anti-GST Song Probe

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GEORGE TOWN – Penang police recorded a statement from Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today to assist investigations into the case where he allegedly tried to indoctrinate children with ‘hate politics’ by poking fun at the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in a parody of the ‘A, B, C’ song recently. Two police officers arrived…

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Guan Eng Trial: Day 2 Proceedings Begin

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GEORGE TOWN – Supporters and media started arriving at the George Town Court from 7am for the second day of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s high-profile corruption trial. A limited number of media and visitor passes were given out from 7.30am at the court compound, and the quota of 20 media personnel was filled…

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Guan Eng Corruption Trial Begins

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GEORGE TOWN – A large crowd gathered outside the High Court waiting for Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to arrive for his trial on two counts of corruption. At around 8.40am, Lim arrived at the court with his lawyers. Businesswoman Phang Li Koon arrived about five minutes earlier. On June 30, 2016, Lim pleaded…

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Anti-Guan Eng Posters Put Up In Penang

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GEORGE TOWN – Several posters accusing Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng of making empty promises have been put up in Carnavon Street here on Tuesday (March 20). The posters show Lim’s face with words that read “Boasting Pakatan Harapan; 10 years; 51 empty promises” and are strung across the street. The posters appear in…

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It’s Better To Come Clean Than To Deny…You’re In His Home!

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THE funniest joke of the year: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng became a laughing stock after claiming to had never met an individual previously— but was all smiles for the photo op in that same person’s home! For the first time in history, a political leader casually ‘catwalks’ his way into somebody’s bungalow house…

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Penang Govt Unsure 3-Highways Project Will Go On

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GEORGE TOWN – The DAP-led Penang government said today it is unsure whether the three-highways project, which includes an undersea tunnel, to alleviate traffic congestion in the state will go on as planned. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who appeared to be angry over the negative reports against the project, claimed that the Barisan Nasional…

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LGE Indicates Corruption Trial May Affect His Election Candidacy

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GEORGE TOWN – “Perhaps.” That’s what Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said when reporters pressed him for an answer on whether his corruption trial would affect his candidacy in the 14th General Election. Lim, who is the DAP secretary-general, said he would have to attend the trial in the Penang High Court on several…

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Guan Eng Grateful To Federal Govt For Helping Floods Victims

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SHAH ALAM – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has reiterated his profound gratitude to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for providing appropriate assistance to the Penang flood victims. The DAP secretary-general also thanked Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for his swift action in sending armed forces personnel to…

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Penang Hill Closed For A Month For Recovery And Restoration Work

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GEORGE TOWN – The Penang Hill funicular service will be closed for a month for recovery and restoration work due to the extreme weather conditions since last Saturday. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said Penang Hill has been affected by the aftermath of the recent extreme weather conditions with 68 incidences of landslides, rockfalls, fallen…

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Penang Government Tables Deficit Budget For 2018

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GEORGE TOWN – The DAP-led Penang government today tabled Budget 2018 totalling RM1.25 billion with a deficit of RM748.5 million, up from the RM667.1 million deficit in the 2017 budget. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, when tabling the budget, said the deficit did not arise from the direct operating expenditure of RM652.30 million but due…

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Landslide: Guan Eng Orders Developer To Meet Buyers Within A Week

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GEORGE TOWN – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) has given the developer of the Tanjung Bungah landslide site a week to meet all buyers. “The developer has to face all buyers in a week or the state will be involved,” Lim posted in Chinese on his Facebook page on Thursday (Oct 26). The…

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Fresh Re-Election For DAP’s CEC On Nov 12

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KUALA LUMPUR – The fresh re-election of DAP’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) will be held on Nov 12 at the Ideal Convention Centre Shah Alam, Selangor. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng told a special media conference here today that the date had been agreed to by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) Department. He said the…

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SPRM Will Take Action Against Guan Eng

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GEORGE TOWN – Suruhajaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) has decided to take action against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for not apologising over an alleged slanderous remark made over the arrest of state executive council member Phee Boon Poh. Lim had described the recent arrest of Phee, the state Environment Committee chairman, over the…

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